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Mountain Desert writer's retreat casita

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Mountain Desert writer's retreat casita

4 guests1 bedroom2 beds1 bath
4 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
Entire home
You’ll have the guest suite to yourself.
Sparkling clean
4 recent guests said this place was sparkling clean.
Great location
100% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
Great check-in experience
100% of recent guests gave the check-in process a 5-star rating.

Cozy, private casita with fabulous high-mountain views on 3 acres. A writer's retreat! You are nestled in the foothills of the Sandia Mountains in beautiful Placitas, NM. A quiet space for writing, drawing and exploring. Many hiking trails nearby, yet still close to restaurants. Writer's library with poetry, literary and historical books and magazines. Wi-fi access. No TV, but DVD & vintage VHS poetry related movies and classic movies. 40 miles from Santa Fe, .2 miles from Cibola Forest hiking


Free parking on premises

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Common spaces
1 queen bed


Step-free access to the bedroom
Step-free access to the bathroom



9 reviews
Outstanding hospitality
Quick responses
Sparkling clean
Michael User Profile
October 2019
We had a wonderful time at Jules' casita. The views from the casita were spectacular and Jules and John were gracious hosts.
Kathy User Profile
October 2019
Jule's place is OK if you just need a place to sleep. The location is great; close to Santa Fe and Albuquerque and perfect to get to the Balloon Fiesta. There is a nice little grocery store and café very close by.
Jules User Profile
Response from Jules:
Our casita listing clearly states there is no stove. We have a microwave, sink, toaster, coffee maker and electric teakettle, along with some dishes and silverware. It is not meant to be a full time live-in kitchen, it is a mini-kitchen. It's great for a quick breakfast before…
October 2019
Dave User Profile
October 2019
Jule's place was perfectly located for our stay in New Mexico. We went out for the Balloon Fest and to spend time in Santa Fe. The casita was great and we enjoyed the peace and quiet of the county. Jule's and John were wonderful hosts.
Eleanor User Profile
September 2019
Jule's place is perfectly located. It sits at the bottom of the Sandia mountains. A short drive brings you to some interesting hikes in the Sandias, or if you want to the explore the beautiful Jimez Mountains, you can make a day of it and make your way up to Santa Fe on rt. 4. If…
Connor User Profile
September 2019
Jules was an amazing host during our stay in New Mexico. She was incredibly kind and made sure that we had everything we needed and more (even leaving us a bottle of wine and snacks). Communication was seamless and the place was a home away from home. Situated just outside of…
Mariana User Profile
August 2019
Jules and her lovely partner live on such a beautiful property and are such lovely people themselves it pains me to even write this review... although the home was beautiful it was very very dusty that my asthma was acting up had to constantly blow my nose and sneeze. It was out…
Jules User Profile
Response from Jules:
Mariana and her partner are a sweet couple. We did not know she has asthma and our casita is in the desert where dust does exist and we do exterminate for bugs regularly. Someone with allergies may not be comfortable here. We responded quickly and helped them feel comfortable,…
August 2019
Paige User Profile
July 2019
Great place perfect for privacy and inspiration. Roomy and easy location. Hosts were very informative and went out of their way with communication .

Hosted by Jules

Placitas, NMJoined in April 2019
Jules User Profile
9 Reviews
I am a published poet and writer and run Jules' Poetry Playhouse, where my husband and I lead poetry and writing retreats and classes. My husband John is also a retired PhD professor and writer. We love New Mexico, the Albuquerque, Placitas and Santa Fe writing community and help…
Interaction with guests
The casita is attached to our house but with a private entrance and plenty of parking. We will let you in and help you get settled and are here if you need us, but will also let you be alone for your own quiet time. Separate keys to the casita are yours. We meet you upon check…
Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
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The neighborhood

Things to keep in mind

Check-in: 3PM - 9PM
Checkout: 11AM
3PM - 9PM

House Rules

  • Not suitable for children and infants
  • No smoking
  • No pets
  • No parties or events